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Help Helen Belcher get elected as MP for Chippenham

There is so much that is fantastic about our great country.

But the Conservative and Labour parties are letting us down.

Brexit has dominated our politics for too long. It's time for it to stop. The only way to do that is to remain as full members of the EU, with our feet under the table, making the laws that affect us. Because of the trade we do in Europe, leaving the EU, whether with or without a deal, means years more of tortuous and divisive negotiations.

Some people accuse me of not believing in Britain, purely because I think we should remain part of the EU.

Let me set out the Britain I believe in:

  • A country which works with other nations, as well as competing economically;
  • A country which cares for the vulnerable, recognising that tragedy can hit any one of us at any time;
  • A country which values opportunity, ensuring that everyone has the education and skills they need to prosper;
  • A country which values individual creativity, not reducing everything to a raw economic value;
  • A country which is fair, allowing everyone access to justice and the right of reply.
  • I am working to be the next MP for the Chippenham constituency because I want to help shape our brighter future.

Helen Belcher for Chippenham

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  • Article: Sep 18, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

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    Weekly Whip w/c 14th September

    Monday 14th September

    Monday's news was heavily dominated by the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill. MPs from across the House had already raised serious concerns last week when it was noted by a government official that the Bill would break international law in a "specific and limited way".

  • Article: Sep 18, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    Every day Liberal Democrat councillors are working hard to help their communities across the country.

    We understand that often the most meaningful change happens at a local level. That's why we have such a strong record in local and community politics.

    We're so proud to have hardworking local councillors like Flick striving to deliver real change for people in their area. Thanks Flick!

  • Article: Sep 18, 2020
    By Ed Davey

    Let me be clear about this: I am passionately pro-European.

    I am proud that we stood by our pro-EU values throughout the Brexit process, giving voice to the millions of Remainers who didn't see themselves included in the future that Boris Johnson was trying to build.

    I could not have predicted the almighty shambles that we are seeing now with Brexit.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2020

    Dear Sir

    In December's General Election, all Conservative candidates were required to sign up to the Prime Minister's apparently brilliant, "oven-ready" deal, committing to get it through without delay.

    We now find ourselves in a situation where Government ministers admit their new Brexit Bill will break international law, the head of the government legal department has quit, and the Government's Justice Secretary admits he will resign if the breach of law is "unacceptable". Despite this, on Monday evening, all four of our MPs voted in favour of the Government's proposals to break international law. Truly one rule for us, but none for them.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2020

    Tonight, Jewish communities in the UK and around the world will mark Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year.

    The Jewish High Holidays are a time of deep contemplation and self-reflection. They are an opportunity for all of us to look back on the past year as we set new goals for the future.

    This year has been particularly challenging; we have all had to adjust to new ways of living, whilst grappling with economic uncertainty.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2020

    Our first ever full online conference is set to be one of our biggest ever. I'm so proud that we've been able to keep costs low for members to attend, plus no cost of travel, accommodation, or buying all your meals out.

    With a more accessible, affordable, and flexible conference, more members than ever will be able to have their say and vote on some of the fantastic policy motions coming up at Autumn Conference.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2020
    By Daisy Cooper

    I'm honoured to have been elected by my fellow MPs as Deputy Leader and I'm champing at the bit to get started.

    Whilst Ed is touring the country listening to and reconnecting with voters, it's going to be my role to help build a campaigning machine that will get us winning again at every level.

    It's going to be my role to help build a campaigning machine that will get us winning again at every level.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2020
    By Anthony Harris

    Our Remit

    The Federal Finance and Resources Committee (FFRC) is responsible for the budget and finances of the Federal Party and overseeing the administration of the Party. A key element of its role is oversight of compliance with external regulatory bodies.

    Guest Appearance by Geoff Payne (Chair of the Federal Conference Committee)

  • Article: Sep 15, 2020
    By Lisa Smart and Iain Donaldson

    Last week we officially welcomed our newest member - Director of Strategy, Research and Messaging Mimi Turner.

    Mimi provided for us her perspective on the Party's strategic and campaigning position, as well as an initial summary of what we might do differently in future. There is much to be done but we are excited by the steps the Party is taking to get more Liberal Democrats elected and our newly elected Leader's listening tour.

  • Article: Sep 14, 2020

    Liberal Democrat MPs have put forward measures to the Internal Market Bill that will remove controversial clauses that breach the Northern Ireland Protocol.

    Respecting the rule of law is fundamental to any self-respecting Government.

    The clauses in question allow the UK to unilaterally scrap "exit summary" forms for goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, and to apply UK state aid rules in Northern Ireland - contrary to what was agreed with the EU. A third clause seeks to protect the above changes from being considered unlawful.